Saturday, 27 December 2014

Birds, Turtles and a Squirrel - End of August 2014

Another outing to Fort Whyte and as enjoyable as ever.

Canada Geese, walked a few hundred yards into the bush to feed on the seed spilled from the bird feeders. The largest Goose stared at us the entire time. The juvenile didn't seem to care about us and went straight for the seed.

Goose Stare

Mallard sitting on a turtle.

Duckling all on its own

Gold Finch





Wood Duck

Friday, 19 December 2014

5 Deer and a Blurry Squirrel - Fort Whyte Alive

Another great outing at Fort Whyte Alive today.
Temps were just below freezing with a freezing drizzle which was more like a fine mist.
Didn't see to many birds, a few Chickadees, a Crow and one Magpie, none of which stuck around long enough for me to satisfy my photo compulsion.
We did get some decent photos of some Deer which satisfied my compulsion and made a great outing even better.

Lake Shore - Reeds 

Deer by the Richardson Lookout

Same Deer

Another Deer joins the first - If you're looking for the blurry Squirrel it is behind the Deer. I saw it briefly through the lens as it shot across the path and was hoping it was a Martin.

A third Deer emerges for a look. There were actually 5 Deer present but I was only able to get 4 Deer in frame at any one time.

4 Deer

Time for them to go

Still open water on the big lake, but, no Geese or Ducks this time. Fort Whyte Alive treats their own water and I am pretty certain the open water is the discharge point for their treated water. 

Skating trail over one of the lakes

Skating rink on the large lake. Beginning of the skating trail can be seen at top left of the rink.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Grand Canyon Hike Oct 2014 - North Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail - Series 3

The last of Dave's Grand Canyon Hike photo's.
I forgot to copy the descriptions Dave attached to the photos so this time, I'm sorry to say, there are no descriptions for the photos.
Hope you have enjoyed Dave's photos as much as I have.

End of the trail...Thanks for viewing

Friday, 5 December 2014

Birds, Frog, Muskrat, Squirrel - August 10 2014

Birds, Frog, Muskrat, Squirrel - August 10 2014

Another great day to be out taking in Nature. A mix of photos taken at the beginning of August.


Leopard Frog

Mallard - Wood Duck



Song Sparrow immature

Song Sparrow immature

Song Sparrow immature

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Saturday, 29 November 2014

California Condor, Grand Canyon - October 2014

California Condor,  Grand Canyon - October 2014

Dave finally found and sent me his photos of a California Condor.
Dave figures the Condor was 300-500 feet away.
The photos are pretty large crops of the originals, for the distance I thought they were pretty good considering they were hurried shots.
Dave said that he was taking scenery photos when a woman, who had just been looking at a Condor sign, looks up and yells Condor. Dave turns and quickly begins shooting. Talk about a fortunate set of circumstances, or as Dave claims, blind luck.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Grand Canyon Hike Oct 2014 - North Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail - Series 2

Second set of photos from Dave's hike in the Grand Canyon.
There could be more photos coming but Dave hasn't finished picking through his photos as yet. He took close to 2,000 photos, the photos posted thus far are from around 200 that he selected to send to me and I picked about 40 of them for the 2 posts to date.
Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do.

Plateau Point Overview

Canyon Wall

Canyon View

Canyon Wall


Water Fall

Surveyor Stamp Plate

The Zoroaster Temple

Canyon Wall

Turkey Vulture

View from Campsite

Geological Feature

Across the canyon

Geological Feature

Canyon view